Richard Gary Levine, MD| Knee Orthopedic Surgery, Shoulder Orthopedic Surgery | MedStar Health

Richard Gary Levine, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.8 out of 5 (1390 reviews)

Specialties: Knee Orthopedic Surgery, Shoulder Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine, Orthopedic Sports Medicine

Languages: English

410-821-7047

About me

Dr. Levine graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Science in 1991. While at Cornell, he played Division 1 soccer and lacrosse. He completed his medical school training at the State University of New York Downstate College of Medicine in 1995 and completed his residency in Orthopedic Surgery at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in 2000. Dr. Levine then moved to Baltimore, where he completed his fellowship training in sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital 2001.

Dr. Levine has served as a National Football League team physician for the Baltimore Ravens since 2004. His responsibilities include on-field game and training room coverage, pre-and post-season physical exams, pre-season camp coverage, and yearly evaluations at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis.

Baltimore Blast fans will also recognize Dr. Levine from the sidelines of MASL professional men's indoor soccer, where he has served as Head Team Physician for the Baltimore Blast since 2001 and is responsible for all aspects of player care.

Dr. Levine also serves as the head orthopedic surgeon for Towson University, Goucher College, and Notre Dame of Maryland University, where he provides care to student-athletes and is a fixture on the sidelines and in the stands during games.

Other notable sports coverage responsibilities have included the medical director for the NCAA Men's Lacrosse Championship, PGA and LPGA tournaments, Professional Wrestling, and consultant for Cirque de Soleil.

In addition to his clinical practice and team affiliations, Dr. Levine serves as medical director for sports medicine clinical services at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital and has served as faculty for the Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Fellowship and Orthopaedic Residency programs there since 2001.

Dr. Levine employs both operative and non-operative treatments to assist in your goal of returning to pain-free activity. He specializes in arthroscopic surgery and treatment of injuries to the shoulder and knee; specifically: anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), meniscus (cartilage care), rotator cuff, labrum, knee ligaments, and shoulder instability. He performs total knee replacements and unicompartmental knee replacements.

Dr. Levine's patients range from professional, college, and high school athletes to active individuals and weekend warriors (like him!). He will individually assess your injury and help you make the best decision for you and your lifestyle.

In 2023, he was named a Top Doctor by Baltimore magazine.

Clinical areas of focus

  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury
  • Cartilage Injury
  • Elbow Injury
  • Elbow Pain
  • Knee Injury
  • Knee Pain
  • Meniscus Injury
  • Rotator Cuff Disorders
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Ulnar Collateral Ligament Repair
Show More

Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Achilles Tendon Injury
  • Achilles Tendon Tear
  • Acromioclavicular Fracture
  • Acromioclavicular Joint Separation
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury
  • Arm Injury
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis Of Knee
  • Bicep Injury
  • Bicep Pain
  • Bicep Tear
  • Biceps Tendonitis
  • Bucket Handle Meniscus Tear
  • Bursitis
  • Bursitis Of The Elbow
  • Bursitis Of The Shoulder
  • Calcific Tendonitis
  • Calf Muscle Injury
  • Cartilage Injury
  • Chronic Exertional Compartment Syndrome
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Compartment Syndrome
  • Dislocated Patella
  • Distal Clavicular Osteolysis
  • Elbow Bone Spur
  • Elbow Dislocation
  • Elbow Injury
  • Elbow Pain
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Epicondylitis
  • Fracture
  • Gastrocnemius Injury
  • Hamstring Injury
  • Iliotibial Band Friction Syndrome
  • Insertional Tendonitis
  • Joint Dislocation
  • Joint Sprain
  • Jumper's Knee
  • Juvenile Osteochondrosis
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Growth Plate Fracture
  • Knee Growth Plate Injury
  • Knee Injury
  • Knee Instability
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Pain For Patients Aged Younger Than 60
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament Tear
  • Lateral Epicondylitis
  • Leg Fracture
  • Leg Injury
  • Leg Pain
  • Ligament Injury
  • Ligament Tear
  • Locking Knee
  • Loose Body In The Knee
  • Medial Collateral Ligament Injury Of The Knee
  • Medial Epicondylitis
  • Meniscus Injury
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Multiple Ligament Knee Injury
  • Muscle Injury
  • Muscle Tears
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Non Displaced Fracture
  • Nonunion Fracture
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteochondral Defect
  • Osteochondral Lesions
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans (OCD) Of The Knee
  • Patella Dislocation
  • Patella Injury
  • Patellar Instability
  • Patellar Tendon Rupture
  • Patellofemoral Injury
  • Patellofemoral Syndrome
  • Pectoral Muscle Injury
  • Pectoralis Major Tendon Injury
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Posterolateral Corner Injury
  • Proximal Humerus Fractures
  • Quadriceps Injury
  • Rotator Cuff Disorders
  • Rotator Cuff Impingement
  • Rotator Cuff Injury
  • Separated Shoulder
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Impingement
  • Shoulder Injury
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Strain
  • Shoulder Tendonitis
  • Soft Tissue Injury
  • Sports Related Injury
  • Stress Fractures
  • Synovial Chondromatosis
  • Tendinosis
  • Tendon Injury
  • Tenosynovitis
  • Throwing Injury
  • Tibia Fracture
  • Tibial Spine Fracture
  • Tibial Tendonitis
  • Tricep Injury
Show All Show Less

Procedures I perform

  • Achilles Tendon Surgery
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Repair
  • Arthroscopy Of Knee
  • Arthroscopy Of Shoulder
  • Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation
  • Cartilage Transplant
  • Computer Assisted Knee Replacement
  • Cortisone Injection
  • Damaged Knee Cartilage Removal
  • Elbow Injection
  • Exertional Compartment Release
  • Hyaluronic Acid Injection
  • Joint Aspiration
  • Joint Injection
  • Knee Microfracture Surgery
  • Knee Stabilization
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament Repair
  • Medial Collateral Ligament Repair
  • Meniscal Surgery
  • Meniscectomy
  • Multiple Ligament Reconstruction
  • Open Reduction Internal Fixation Orif Clavicle
  • Osteochondral Allograft
  • Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injection
  • Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injection Of The Knee
  • Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injection Of The Shoulder
  • Platelet Rich Plasma Injection (PRP) Of The Elbow
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Repair
  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Shoulder Injection
  • Shoulder Labral Tear Repair
  • Shoulder Stabilization
  • Tendon Repair Surgery
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement, Age Greater Than 50
  • Total Knee Replacement, Age Less Than 50
  • Tricep Repair
  • Ulnar Collateral Ligament Repair
Show All button Press enter to expand Show Less

Practice locations

Distance from Change LocationEnter your Location

12 Medstar Boulevard
Suite 300
Bel Air, MD, 21015

410-821-8896

Fax 410-821-7047

Get Directions

miles away

Fax 410-821-7047

2 Loveton Circle
Sparks, MD, 21152

410-821-8896

Fax 410-821-7047

Get Directions

miles away

Fax 410-821-7047

2118 Greenspring Drive
Suite 210
Timonium, MD, 21093

410-821-8896

Fax 410-821-7047

Get Directions

miles away

Fax 410-821-7047

810 Bestgate Road
Suite 310
Annapolis, MD, 21401

410-821-8896

Fax 410-821-7047

Get Directions

miles away

Fax 410-821-7047

Insurance

MedStar Health accepts most major health insurance plans. If you are uncertain as to whether your individual health insurance plan is accepted at MedStar Health, please call your insurance company.

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • Cigna Achieve Medicare (HMO C-SNP)
    • Kaiser Select
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA
    • MedStar Family Choice DC Healthy Families
    • Police and Fire Clinic
    • Aetna Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Employee Health Plan (EHP)
    • Health Services for Children with Special Needs (HSCSN)
    • Cigna HMO Open Access
    • Cigna HMO & Network (HMO)
    • United Mamsi Life & Health
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature-Added Choice
    • Kaiser Medicare Plus
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Aetna HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • MedStar Family Choice DC Healthcare Alliance
    • Virginia Premier
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • Cigna PPO and PPO Plus
    • CareFirst MedStar Select PPO
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • CareFirst Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • Aetna Signature Administrator PPO/TPA
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund)
    • Kaiser Medicare Advantage Signature and Select
    • Innovation Health: Open POS II
    • Aetna Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • United Select Plus (POS)
    • Medicaid - Maryland
    • United MD IPA Preferred (POS)
    • CareFirst Administrators
    • Carefirst EPO
    • Cigna POS Open Access & Open Access Plus
    • United Erickson Advantage Plans
    • United Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • CareFirst BC/BS Advantage Core/Enhanced
    • Cigna Choice Fund PPO
    • UnitedHealthcare Individual Exchange Plans
    • Veterans Affairs Community Care Network (VA CCN)
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Carefirst BlueChoice HMO
    • United MD IPA (HMO)
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Priority Partners - Maryland Health Choice
    • CareFirst Group Medicare Advantage
    • Cigna Network Open Access
    • Carefirst Blue Preferred PPO
    • Kaiser Select-Added Choice
    • CareFirst (NCA) Indemnity
    • Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • Cigna POS/Network POS
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Cigna EPO
    • Carefirst Healthy Blue (HMO/POS)
    • United Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Opt Out Open Access
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • WellPoint Maryland
    • Tricare for Life East
    • United Navigate
    • HumanaChoice Honor’s plan PPO
    • CareFirst Group Medicare Advantage prescription drug benefit (PPO)
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Open Access
    • United Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO)
    • United Golden Rule
    • United Group Medicare Advantage Plans
    • Kaiser HMO Plus and DHMO Plus Member
    • Tricare East Select
    • Cigna Indemnity
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • Aetna Open HMO/Open HMO Option/Open EPO Plus
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Federal Employee Program (Std/Basic PPO/Blue Focus)
    • Medicaid - Virginia
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Kaiser Signature
    • WellPoint Maryland - Maryland Health Choice
    • Kaiser Flexible Choice
    • Cigna TotalCare (HMO D-SNP)
    • Tricare Reserve Select
    • Cigna Preferred Medicare
    • Tricare East Prime
    • Medicaid - District of Columbia
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Innovation Health: HMO & EPO Plus
    • United Nursing Home Plan (C-SNP
    • Uniformed Services Family Health Plan (USFHP)
    • United AARP Medicare Complete
    • United Community Plan - Maryland Health Choice Program
    • D-SNP)
    • United Optimum Choice
    • United Core Essential (HMO)
    • United Student Resources
    • Traditional Medicare Fee for Service
    • CareFirst NASCO
    • United Medicare Advantage DSNP District of Columbia
    • Beech Street PPO
    • United GEHA (for all other states) Compass Rose
    • CareFirst Blue Card Program (Out-of-area BCBS plans)
    • United Choice Plus
    • HumanaChoice PPO
    • Cigna True Choice Plus Medicare (PPO)
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • United Choice
    • Veterans Affairs Community Care Network
    • Cigna Alliance Medicare (HMO) |
    • I-SNP
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • Cigna True Choice Medicare (PPO)
    • CareFirst MedStar PPO
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • First Health PPO
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO

Videos

Education

Board Certification: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery

Fellowship: MedStar Union Memorial Hospital at Baltimore (2001)

Residency: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School (2000)

Medical School: SUNY Downstate Medical Center Nephrology (1995)

Awards

  • Baltimore magazine, Top Doc - 2023

Hospital affiliations

Ratings and reviews

  • Explanations the care provider gave you about your problem or condition

    4.8
  • Extent to which the care provider listened to you

    4.8
  • Care provider's discussion of any proposed treatment (options, risks, benefits, etc.)

    4.8
  • Care provider's efforts to include you in decisions about your care

    4.8
  • Concern the care provider showed for your questions or worries

    4.8
  • Likelihood of recommending this care provider to others

    4.8
  • Apr 25, 2024

    Dr. Levine is amazing! Puts you at ease and listens to your concerns. Just talking with him makes you feel better!

  • Apr 16, 2024

    Had a very informative appt today.

  • Apr 3, 2024

    Dr Levine was very informative about my surgery, he took his time to answer all of our questions and explained things in a way that was easily understood